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Cultural Routes

Cultural Routes

Discover the Algarve by travelling along its cultural and tourist routes. Be guided by the paths through the culture of synthesis that is the hallmark of this region’s identity, and at the same time appreciate the natural environment and the hospitality of its people.

The EN2 Route, which crosses Portugal from north to south linking Chaves to Faro, is the longest road in Europe and encourages travellers to discover a wide range of places with unique heritage, ever-changing scenery and a wealth of tradition.

Other routes crossing the south of Europe are the Ways of St. James, which can also be started from the Algarve, and the Umayyad Route, which links seven countries on both sides of the Mediterranean.

Similarly, the Al-Mutamid Route crosses the Algarve from Aljezur to Vila Real de Santo António, celebrating the poet king who was the governor of Silves. Starting in Lisbon, passing through the Alentejo and ending in Seville, the route runs like a common thread through the whole of Al Andalus and, as they follow it, travellers will encounter very varied landscapes and a rich heritage of monuments.

The Orange Route enables visitors to find out more about the production of oranges, the iconic fruit of the Algarve region, from orange groves to the packaging process. Apart from visits to orange groves and other experiences, it includes historical heritage, wineries, restaurants and local shops.

The Al-Mutamid Route

The Al-Mutamid Route

The Al-Mutamid Route serves to remind us of the man who was known as the poet king, who was born in Beja and became king of the Taifa of Seville. ...

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Umayyad Route

Umayyad Route

The Algarve is the Portuguese territory which had the longest-lasting Muslim presence (from the 8th to the 13th century) and its name comes from ...

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Way of St. James

Way of St. James

The Ways of St. James as paths of pilgrimage date back to the Middle Ages, starting in the 9th century; their aim was to venerate the remains of ...

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EN2 Route

EN2 Route

Faro, Loulé and São Brás de Alportel are the Algarve municipalities traversed by the historic National Road number 2; it ...

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Orange Route

Orange Route

The Orange Route runs through the municipality of Silves and includes visits to orange groves, the chance to pick the juicy fruit and then see ...

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